During December, several hundred people who practise Taoist Tai Chi™ at the European Centre in Colchester kindly collected and donated tinned food, packets of pasta, biscuits and various items of traditional Christmas fare to support the great work of the Colchester Food Bank.
Colchester Food Bank is a charity operating in the Colchester area and part of the Christian charity the Trussell Trust, who are committed to community action against poverty and marginalization in the UK and Bulgaria. The food we collected will be shared out with elderly, poor and homeless people.
Julie Ruisiecki, secretary for Colchester Food Bank was warmly received by local branch President, Moira Jackson and other members when she arrived to collect the food. Many boxes, beautifully wrapped in festive paper, and adorned with greetings were handed over. So many in fact that Julie had to make a second collection and delivery. She was surprised and delighted with the quantity and presentation.
We know that from the good feeling and lifting of spirit that Taoist Tai Chi™ gives to those who practise it, a natural wish to help others arises.